Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

The Community Foundation would like you to take part in its 10-year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England. Whether…

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North East Charity Awards 2019

Celebrating amazing charitable achievements in our region! The North East Charity Awards are returning in 2019 to celebrate the achievements of the region’s charity, voluntary and social enterprise sector. The awards…

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BBC Radio Newcastle features Good Neighbours

We were delighted that the BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast Show was able to join our Good Neighours shopping trip last week. They spent the morning chatting to our shoppers and…

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New Pavillion and Queens Award for Collingwood Bowling Club

It was a double celebration for the North Shields bowling club this month – not only did their new and improved pavilion get its grand unveiling, but the club was…

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Scammers targeting North East charities

North East charities are currently being targeting by scammers. Someone will phone to thank you for your involvement or support of some vague community initiative – it may be crime…

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North Shields Heritology Project Memory Cafe: 19 July

Do you have any memories/stories passed down to you of the North Shields Fish Quay between 1850 and 1980? North Shields Heritology Project volunteer researchers would love to hear them!…

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Volunteering opportunity: Can you spare a few hours to support a young person at risk of offending or re-offending?

Northumbria Coalition Against Crime is looking for volunteers for its award-winning Odyssesus project, which provides mentoring support to young offenders and helps to steer them away from crime. Induction programmes…

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Help to shape North Tyneside Recovery College – Drop in events on 16 and 17 July

North Tyneside Recovery College is coming soon and we want to hear from potential users and volunteers on how to shape the service. Recovery Colleges offer educational courses about mental…

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North Tyneside success at the Queen’s Awards 2019

Volunteers’ Week got off to a great start this year with the news that four North Tyneside organisations have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service,the highest honour…

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Participants wanted for Newcastle University research study

Newcastle University is seeking particpants for a new study looking at how life experiences shape our perception of the world, which could help them to understand more about why people are…

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Community Foundation report reveals why people are going hungry in North East England

The Community Foundation has released its latest Vital Signs report focusing on why families are going hungry in North East England, and what local people and businesses can do to…

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‘Packing party’ volunteers wanted to help Backpack Buddies Scheme

  We are looking for volunteers to take part in weekly ‘packing parties’ as part of a new project which aims to help alleviate food insecurity among local children. Backpack…

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Beach Access North East seeks volunteers!

Beach Access North East (BANE) is a user led charity group that promotes social inclusion, independence and choice for all disabled and elderly people across the North of England. They are dedicated…

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VODA Volunteer Emma Ramshaw wins Volunteer of the Year Award

Emma Ramshaw, who volunteers for a variety of charities and organisations including VODA, The Prince’s Trust & NCS, has won the Volunteer of the Year award at the Pitman Superachievers…

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Let’s transform: It’s time for a Social Rights Alliance in the North East

Just Fair wants to connect people and groups in the North East to build an open, fair and more equal society. Just Fair is a human rights NGO that monitors…

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Free Basic First Aid Training from the British Red Cross

        The British Red Cross is working with local community groups, charities, retirement homes etc, to deliver some basic first aid skills relevant to the participants. The…

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Healthwatch GP Appointments Survey

    Healthwatch North Tyneside wants to hear your experiences of accessing appointments at your GP practice with their ‘Good practice? Accessing GP appointments survey’. The most common issue people…

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Useful Vision – Call for Volunteers

          Useful Vision organises a range of entertaining and stimulating activities for vision-impaired children and their families across the North East. They also run skills workshops…

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Newcastle University Internship Schemes

    The  Newcastle University Internships Scheme provides businesses and the VCS across the North East with the opportunity to utilise one of their talented students within a project based internship.…

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VODA – coming to a venue near you!

            VODA and the services we offer are available across North Tyneside and although we are based in North Shields we are keen to make…

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Moving On Tyne & Wear: Weekly drop-in sessions at VODA

          Did you know that VODA is a delivery partner in the Moving On Tyne & Wear programme? Moving On Tyne & Wear helps people who…

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Community Business Weekend 16-19 May

The Community Business Weekend, delivered by Power to Change, celebrates the 7000 community businesses in local hands across England. 225 community businesses opened their doors in 2018 and used Community…

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North of Tyne Combined Authority and VCS Engagement

North of Tyne Combined Authority would like to invite you to a Joint NTCA- VCS Closer Working Event in March 2019. The event will be an opportunity to update our…

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Helix Arts call for volunteers

Helix Arts is keen to connect with 15 enthusiastic volunteers in North Shields who would like to enjoy a taste of arts and cultural volunteering on their doorstep. Whatever your…

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Advice in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council has recently improved the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities web pages. This follows work with the Parent Carer Forum and professionals to ensure it is fit for…

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Safe Places Scheme North Tyneside

Safe Places is a scheme for people who may be vulnerable as a result of their physical or mental health or because they have a learning disability. People can become…

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FSI Training in Newcastle

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is delivering training aimed at small charities in Newcastle on 31 January 2019, with support from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The training consists…

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Active North Tyneside Community Fund

        Active North Tyneside aims to encourage everybody to be more physically active and its Community Fund exists to help local groups, organisations and registered charities get…

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New recruitment services from VONNE

      VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East) has launched two new services to help make the recruitment process easier for the voluntary and community sector. Recognising that many…

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North of Tyne Authority Adult Education Budget

    The North of Tyne Combined Authority has now been formally established and has published its vision. The Authority regards the mobilisation of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget…

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